Concerned About Plagiarism?

“The average Italian makes $26,700 a year, however those in the more prosperous north make almost $40,000.” — unknown

This pretty unique sentence that should be cited. One may even wish to know the source of these facts, or perhaps the year. However, a quick Google search for the exact phrase shows that it appears in a list of “fun facts” on dozens of websites, and I have not yet found one that cited it.

More than ever, we need to teach students how to consume information critically and cite sources.

One comment

  1. Dylan Bennett says:

    Very, very true. Couldn’t agree more. Along those lines, I created a Google Presentation a while back to help students (and faculty) understand the right perspective to have when using Wikipedia while doing research (or any time, really). It’s short and light, but to the point.

    https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dc76t3k_71s9hsxths